19 October 2009

Slow News Day

I generally don't watch music videos like this one, but it was posted on Stereogum so I figured that it must have some sort of artistic merit to it. Also, I used to fancy Lily Allen a good deal so that made this seem even more worthwhile. 
Last year, the GQ Men of the Year Awards were held in London and were co-hosted by Lily Allen and Sir Elton John. Apparently, Lily was hammered drunk, which is kind of what she does, but reports say that Sir Elton was having none of it. Supposedly, they were arguing onstage about the boozing. None of this really matters, but the dispute did yield two fantastic quotes from the parties involved. The first one comes from Sir Elton, and goes as follows. When Elton told Lily to put the bottle down, she said, "Fuck off. I am 40 years younger than you and have my whole life ahead of me." and Elton responded with, "I could still snort you under the table." 
While an aging, piano man challenging a young, British upstart to an illicit drug sniffing contest is quite the premise, it still doesn't bring out the laughs like Allen's quote does. At the same awards show, 82 year old Tony Bennett was about to receive an award and Elton was talking about how classy Bennett was and prattling on like everyone does at awards shows when all of the sudden Lily grabbed the mic and said, "I'd still fuck him." Granted, Tony Bennett does look pretty good for his age but an awards show platform probably isn't the place to announce intentions to sleep with him. 
This awards show incident still doesn't have anything to do with anything, but it does set up the premise for this video. In the video, Lily kidnaps a guy who looks like Elton John and holds him hostage and then forces him to hold a press conference where he professes his love for her. It's kind of humorous, and at the very least it's ten times better than whatever shit videos they play on MTV these days. 

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